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17 December 2010 #Employment

Employers are still in the dark about how to deal with retirements falling after 1 October 2011. 

At the moment it appears that any retirement after this date will have to be objectively justified to avoid an age discrimination claim (a feat that is almost impossible!), but there is talk of pushing the abolition date back by up to a year.  If this were the case employers would be able to retire employees fairly after 1 October 2011.  In the meantime, retirements falling before 1 October 2011 can still be effected provided notice of retirement is given no later than 31 March 2011, so employers need to be monitoring closely 2011 retirement dates now and in the first quarter of next year.
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